Snow Blind Doppelbock
Starr Hill Brewery

Snow Blind DoppelbockSnow Blind Doppelbock
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Style:
German Doppelbock
Ranked #218
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,811
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 11.81%
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
273
From:
Starr Hill Brewery
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  9
Gots
  84
SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 273
Reviews by flgimp:
Photo of flgimp
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured it hard into a pilsner glass. It gave me a two finger khaki colored head. Dark copper color. Slightly opaque. Virtually no lacing on the glass. Smell is very faint bread and malt. Taste is good. Toasted bread and dark fruit, raisens with a little warm booze in the after taste. Feel is medium with mild carbonation. I do like this doppelbock.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep mahogany in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and moderate amounts of garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger thick dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel & toffee malts with a moderate amounts of sweetness and lighter notes of dark fruits - figs and plums.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of dark, caramel & toffee malts with a hint of roasted malts as well. There is a light amount of sweetness and a light to moderate flavor of dark fruits (figs and plums). Hints of bitterness in the finish which does not linger for long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: Easy enough to drink and enjoyable but not exceptional - probably would not go for it again but not unhappy to have tried it. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The snow blind from Starr hill is good....doppels are not my fav but this is drinkable. The beer poured a deep rich mahogany with razor thin head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is non-descript really...maybe a touch of bread. The taste is malty with a dry finish. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's worth a try.

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Photo of American_Hawk
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cola-colored with carbonation that matches, initially. Quickly dissipating head that leaves nothing after a minute.
S: licorice, cola, little smokiness, and a twinge of alcohol
T: light biting sweetness - ginger like, but backed with earthy, cola tastes, can get a little toastiness and maybe a little dark chocolate deep in there. There is a presence of alcohol that grows as well
M: little pull from the alcohol and a very small amount if dryness from the hops. Carbonation is present as well, and a coating of licorice-like taste ends lingering.
O: my first few steps I liked it, it had a spiciness of a winter beer. The taste didn't grow on me though. There are some interesting flavors, and it does fit the seasonal style, but my palette was left wanting a little more body.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of OldSmaug
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of lockewoodfin
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent dopplebock add this to my list of winter go to

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Photo of BSuter
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brocktune
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thewilliamhart
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of njtmayhem
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, enjoyed bottled and tapped. Too bad I can't get it all the time around me.

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Photo of wshell1
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of TBaldwin
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of stomioka
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of beerrat
4.48/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of L_Raydell_Mundo
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chrobeer
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I understand what Starr Hill was going for on there season Snow Blind offering. I think they nailed the overall taste and finish of the beer. Very delicate and complex upfront and great going down. Almost too smooth for a dopplebock. The biggest detractor was nose at first sip. The caramel aroma was weak and had a slightly off aroma to it. If smell is not very important to you this beer is perfect for a late nightcap by the fireplace.

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Photo of bret717
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- brown/ruby hue, crystal clear, 1/2 finger head after a vigorous pour into a Duvel tulip. No lacing.

Aroma- starts bready, almost pumpernickel, followed by raisins and a little sweetness

Taste- closely follows aroma, starts bready, finishes sweet, with raisins there throughout

Feel- medium body and super smooth/creamy

Overall- very enjoyable drinking experience. My dopplebock experience is very limited, but this has me wanting to try more.

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Snow Blind Doppelbock from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 273 ratings